The program(s) listed below are available only to AMUG Conference attendees and are NOT included with AMUG Conference registration. Participation requires separate registration and is at an additional cost.

ASTM Certificate Course

Establishing an Additive Manufacturing Facility for Critical Part Production

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, April 2 (8:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, April 3 (8:00am – 3:00pm)

Course Instructors:

  • Youping Gao, Castheon Inc.
  • Shane Collins, ASTM International

Course Location: AMUG 2022, Chicago, IL

This course is aimed at individuals with existing experience in AM, who wish to understand all the information needed to update an existing facility or create a new facility for the purpose of manufacturing safety critical parts using the laser powder bed fusion process with metal powders.

The 2-day training, based on ISO and ASTM standards, will provide both the seasoned AM professional and novices with all the requirements needed to update an existing facility or start a new business for the purpose of manufacturing safety critical parts using PBF-LB.  The course will provide detailed instruction on all aspects of the operations from feedstock selection and qualification to processing and post processing (IQ, OQ, PQ) using real life candidate parts from the attendees.

Topics covered include:

Day 1

  • Equipment selection based on candidate parts and ROI calculations
  • Facility considerations, requirements, and controls
  • Establishing factory and site acceptance tests
  • Workflow and efficiency
  • Make or buy decisions with post processing
  • Machine calibration and certification
  • Metallurgical process qualification

Day 2

  • QMS for all powder bed fusion work instruction
  • Digital twin definition
  • Part qualification considerations
  • Business plans and growth strategy
  • Personnel training requirements
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Manufacturing plan creation
  • Inspection and NDE for production
  • Considerations for NASA 6030 spec
  • In-situ monitoring

Exam will be 2 weeks after the training event, held online. After successful completion of the course, the participants will receive an ASTM AM Certificate.

Cost: $649 (early bird – ends on March 2)/$799
Maximum class size: 50